Painful toothaches, tooth decay and damage are all signs that a tooth extraction may be needed in order to maintain the health of your smile. While we are dedicated to always saving the tooth whenever possible, there are circumstances that require a tooth be extracted when it is beyond repair and posing a threat to the health of the patient. Our dentists at Cross Road Dental have years of experience helping patients renew their smiles through tooth extractions and will always consider which option is best for each patient’s needs prior to implementing any treatment.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.
A tooth extraction is a smile-saving procedure typically performed when a tooth has suffered from irreparable damage or decay. By removing the tooth, it helps promote a healthy smile and mouth by removing the source of infection or misalignment.
Wisdom teeth often become impacted, meaning they do not fully emerge from the gums. This can cause infection and pain if not treated. Other times, the teeth do erupt, but the mouth may be too small for the teeth. In these cases, removing the teeth prevents future orthodontic corrections.
• Pain Around the Area
• Tightness of the Jaw
• Bad Breath
• Unpleasant Taste
• Redness and Swelling